A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

An eager campaign volunteer. A demure neighbor. Secrets, lies, and politics as usual. It’s election season, and tensions are high in the Neighborhood.

  • Caroline Johnson
    Caro in 10 Minutes
  • Caroline Johnson
    Caro in 10 Minutes
  • Arden DiManno
  • Alexys Taylor Hewitt
    Key Cast
  • Kalen Rae Garnett
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Thriller, Horror
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - California Institute of the Arts
Director Biography - Caroline Johnson

Caroline Johnson is a filmmaker and writer based in Los Angeles, California. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Film and Video at California Institute of the Arts, where she also serves as the Critical Reader (teaching assistant) of the CalArts’ Film History and Film Today courses. Last fall, she delivered a lecture on the films of Renée Clair and has written extensively on spiritual iconography in early European cinema. Her critical writing focuses on the overlap in performance between Method Acting and autobiographical filmmaking, and her thesis film aims to bring these theoretical ideas to the screen in a fictional documentary. Caroline is also passionate about politics and is a Host and content creator at The Young Turks.

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Director Statement

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD is a thrilling short film that grapples with the effects of politics on our everyday relationships: Fracturing communities, rising social anxieties, decaying trust in our neighbors... In a world of increasing isolation, our social relations are fraying at lightning speed and politics is driving us away even from those closest to us. A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD is a psychological horror full of twists and turns that subverts our expectations at every beat. Are we right to suspect an enemy around every corner? A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD asks us if we can ever, in this day and age, really trust our neighbors.